A new face in our Hestia House reception
Robin Hood on horseback isn't an everyday occurrence in our office but he'll now be a permanent fixture.
The Lincoln Knights` Trail – a collection of 36 horse and rider sculptures adorned with colourful designs by budding artists from around the country, celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the forest – has made its way across Lincoln over the past few months.
Last Saturday evening, the Knights were auctioned off at a charity event at Lincoln Cathedral, raising a staggering £180,000, two thirds of which will go to the Nomad Trust. The trust has been supporting the homeless in Lincoln for more than 30 years and the money raised will help build a day centre to support many more vulnerable people in the city.
HomeLet staff have helped raise funds for the Nomad Trust over many years and the company has often matched that fund raising. So, along with other Lincoln-based businesses and individuals, we decided to participate in contributing to such a good cause and became the winning bidders on 'Lincoln Green' by Hampshire-based artist Deven Bhurke.
We're sure everyone knows the story of Robin Hood, but here's Deven's own take:
''Lincoln Green' is inspired by the heroic Robin Hood and his strong association with green coloured dyed woollen cloth made in Lincoln. Robin Hood was also known to rob from the rich and give to the poor. This design helps promote homelessness issues, the wider societal determinants, reminding us that through good deeds we can help homeless people.'
As a recognised Lincoln-based business, we’re pleased to have been able to make a small contribution to the great work the Nomad Trust continues to perform. And know this thought is shared by many HomeLet colleagues who give up their time and make personal contributions of their own to help the Trust as well as other deserving causes in and around the city.